|December 2000 | Archive | Back to images|
|reportage Paradise lost|
|Vincent Bethell was arrested for refusing ever to wear clothes, his trail is still pending. He was part of a group demanding the right to permanent nakedness. He is held in a London prison charged with the offence of 'public nuisance'. On the 26th August Bethell wrote from his cell, "I am in segregation and I am locked up in my cell 24 hours a day, not allowed showers, visits, exercise or library access. When I leave my cell to go to court I am forced to be covered with a blanket against my will. At court, they are not allowed to use force to cover me thus I remain naked."
Bethell has said he will continue to remain naked until non-sexual public nakedness is legalised.
|Links related to the story
a webpage containing information on the detention of Vincent Bethell
The freedom to be yourself
information on the "peaceful campaign to legalise non-sexual public nakedness"
an appeal to participate in the protest, "wherevere you are, take off your clothes"
|Brian David Stevens was born in England in 1970 and has been a professional photographer since 1995. He has had several exhibitions, the most recent being "Slappers" at the Film 4 building London. His work has been published world wide.
Brian David Stevens can be contacted via E-mail at BrianDavidStevens@excite.com
More work of Brian David Stevens can be viewed at his own website www.35mmf8.org